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Upcoming events

05
Jun
2018

06-05-2018

Building on the success of last year's Solarize Madison County / Glen Carbon, we are pleased to announce the launch of Solarize Metro East! This solar group buy program is available to property owners in both Madison County and St. Clair, Illinois!

05
Jun
2018

Kuinka

 

TUESDAY JUNE 5

AT THE BOOTLEG

DOORS 8PM // SHOW 9PM

$10 ADV // $13 DAY OF // 21+

Skip the service fee!

Atomic Cowboy Box Office open Mon-Sat 11am-6pm.

 

Stream Kuinka's latest EP release "Stay Up Late" via Consequenceofsound.net:

 

https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/05/kuinka-debut-vibrant-new-ep-stay-up-late-stream/

 

KUINKA

"An electronic jolt into modern folk and Americana, waltzing along the grooved edges of dream-pop, synth-pop, and Brooklyn’s mid-aughts guitar-rock revival." -Vanyaland

 

"Joyous folk pop" -NPR Music

 

"Seraphic vocals bookended by ukulele, cello & heavy percussion will leave you feeling giddy & glad to be alive." -The Stranger

 

The name Kuinka (coo-WINK-uh) comes from the Finnish for “how”; how does a band continue to evolve artistically and challenge themselves while staying true to their own roots? For Kuinka, the answer comes in the form of letting go: a joyful acquiescence to their cumulative love of songwriting and shared experience, regardless of genre or instrumentation. Brothers Zach and Nathan Hamer, along with Miranda Zickler and Jillian Walker, came together in 2014 to form a unique breed of string band; one proudly defiant of preconceived notions of what fits under the label 'Americana'. 

Their 2014 debut The Wild North, which propelled the band out of the woods and on to stages across the country, was followed by their 2016 breakout LP The Heartland. Both albums were recorded at the famed Bear Creek Studio in Woodinville, WA (Fleet Foxes, Metric), and led to featured performances at dozens of festivals and several successful national headlining tours.

Home from touring The Heartland, all four found themselves in the midst of major life changes both as people and as artists; moving out of the house they‘d shared for the previous two years to new cities and broadening the total palette from which they draw as musicians. After fleshing out new songs in rehearsal, the band headed to a studio near Portland, OR with the trusted ears of longtime producer Jerry Streeter (Brandi Carlile, The Lumineers). The quartet was joined in the studio with Seattle Rock Orchestra's John Benefiel, who handled clarinet and saxophone. 

The songs on their 2017 release Stay Up Late ring with the vibrancy of exploration and discovery. “We’ve spent our time as a band in pursuit of a unique sound that captures our energy and essence” says Zickler. “We’d love for our music to be a soundtrack to adventure. Our biggest goal as a collective is to fight the trend of apathy -- to infuse everything we do with a sense of joy, and to affect positive change in the world to the best of our ability.”

05
Jun
2018

President Lydnon B. Johnson’s towering political skills and his ambitious slate of liberal legislation are the stuff of legend: the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Medicare, Medicaid, Head Start, and environmental reform. But what happened after the bills passed? Joshua Zeitz reanimates the creative and contentious atmosphere inside Johnson's White House as a talented and energetic group of advisers made LBJ's vision a reality. Zeitz is also the author of the New York Times bestseller “Lincoln’s Boys.” Presented by the ‘Buzz’ Westfall Favorite Author Series.

05
Jun
2018

Emma Dilemma (Nashville) will be kicking off her tour at Evangeline's Bistro along with Morgan Orion (New Orleans) in support of her debut full length album "So Becoming." Join these troubadours for some fun electrified folk.

05
Jun
2018

Left Bank Books welcomes former Laureate of St. Louis Michal Castro, who will read from his collection of new and selected works of poetry, "We Need to Talk"!

 

Michael Castro was the inaugural Poet Laureate of St. Louis. He has published six book of poems, essays and translations and has appeared in in more than 100 magazines and numerous anthologies. In 1975 Castro co-founded the literary organization River Styx and pioneered the poetry radio shows River Styx Poets Radio Show, Ars Poetica and Poetry Beat. In 2000 he was presented with The Guardian Angel of St. Louis Poetry Award by River Styx and The Warrior Poet Award in 2005 by Word In Motion.

 

This event was re-scheduled from his April 23rd reading with Walter Bargen.

05
Jun
2018

Last seen at STAGES in its 1987 Inaugural season, I DO! I DO! returns to steal your heart with the poignant and all-too-true story of 50 years in the married lives of Michael and Agnes. Beginning in 1895 and ending half a century later, this two character musical version of the Tony Award Winning Best Play, THE FOURPOSTER, offers its audience a frank look at the miracle of married life as Michael and Agnes experience childbirth, parenthood, and their advancing years together.

05
Jun
2018

06-05-2018

Come one, come all to Cirque du SLLAW!

 

Join the St. Louis Lady Arm Wrestlers for a circus spectacular of arm wrestling! Meet us under The Heavy Anchor big top at 8 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m., with special guest SoulFlow, the hula hooping sensation! $10 at the door, with all proceeds benefiting S.H.E.R.A.H. (Sisters Helping Each Other Reach A Higher Height), creating safe spaces and support for women & girls of color. Visit http://www.sherahmovement.com for more information.

 

http://www.sllaw.org/

 

https://www.facebook.com/CLAWSTL/

06
Jun
2018

06-06-2018 12:00 am

Fonbonne to Feature ‘Media in the Mix: A Group Exhibit’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE         

Contact: timothy.e.wagner@gmail.com. 314-497-5468

ST. LOUIS—Media in the Mix: A Group Exhibit, featuring the work of eight local mixed-media artists, will open at Fontbonne University on May 18. The opening reception is from 6 to 8 pm at Fontbonne University’s Fine Arts Gallery, 6800 Wydown Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63105.

The show is curated by mixed media artist Timothy Wagner. Wagner said he wanted to bring a variety of professional mixed-media artists together to share their vision with the St. Louis community. “The idea started out as a pop-up one weekend show, but with the support of Fontbonne University, it has turned into a one-month group exhibition,” he said.  “I wanted a small group show of artists whose work meshes well,” Wagner added. The exhibit runs through June 15.

The Fontbonne Fine Arts Gallery is open Monday-Thursday 9 – 4, Friday 9-6, and Saturday noon – 4. It is closed on Sunday.

The Artists Featured: 

    

Curator; Timothy Wagner, Brian Anderson,  Katie Chilman, 

Nancy Rice Early, Nancy Exarhu, 

Suzy Farren,  Chris Mundwiller and 

Melinda Wagner .

06
Jun
2018

06-06-2018 12:00 am
Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries

Work by the 2018 winners of the Critical Mass Creative Stimulus Award, including Kahlil Robert Irving, Adrienne Outlaw and Sage Dawson, is featured in this exhibit curated by past Creative Stimulus Award-winner Mel Watkin. Creative Stimulus awards unrestricted funding to support artists to pursue special projects, experiment with new techniques and deepen their understanding of their working processes.

06
Jun
2018

06-06-2018 12:00 am
Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries

Libby Reuter and collaborator, the photographer Joshua Rowan, temporarily place site-specific cairns in the landscape to mark watersheds around the area. The exhibition features seven cairns in the sculpture garden and photographs by Rowan on a video monitor alongside the installation. 

 

Featured in the Lucy and Stanley Lopata Sculpture Garden

06
Jun
2018

06-06-2018 -4:30 pm

Learning and having fun will go hand-in-hand this summer at St. Charles Community College’s College for All Kids (CfAK) camps. The College for All Kids summer camps are now enrolling for more than 100 academic enrichment and sports camps to be held June 5-Aug. 4, for children ages 5-14. STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) camps are an area of specialty.

From Woodworking to Coding, 3D Printing to Movie Making, Masterchef Cooking to Broadway Musical camps and LEGO Robotics Engineering to Creative Chemistry, kids and teens will find something to inspire and motivate them at SCC.

“Each camp explores a topic in depth,” said Amy Fitzwilliam, SCC program specialist. “It is important for us to keep pursuing students’ interests with fresh, new camps and returning favorites. We hope to be able to spark a student’s enthusiasm in new topics and open their eyes to new possibilities in learning and areas of interest.”

This year, CfAK has a co-sponsorship with St. Charles Parks and Recreation and Inventor Forge. Science rocks will be held at Quail Ridge Park and 3D Printing and Woodworking will be held at Inventor Forge at the EDC Building in Cottleville. App Attack, Advanced 3D Video Game with Unity, Python Programmers and Code Your Own Adventure camps will be held at St. Charles Community College – Dardenne Creek campus.

College for All Kids summer camps are committed to ensuring child safety. The camp provides a 10:1 safe ratio of students per staff member. All staff have background checks and attend training workshops. Camp assistants all have CPR, First-Aid and Epi-Pen training.

For a quick video of our program and to see a virtual catalog, visit www.stchas.edu/CFAK.

The camps will be held Monday-Friday, and costs range in price from $109-249. To register or learn more about camp schedules and pricing, visit www.stchas.edu/learnforlife or call 636-922-8233.

St. Charles Community College strives to provide reasonable accommodations to all people at any SCC-sponsored event. Please contact Disability Support Services at dss@stchas.edu or 636-922-8581 as early as possible to discuss your needs.

06
Jun
2018

Award-winning product designer and Stanford professor Bill Burnett will teach you how to look at your career and life through the lens of design thinking. You will leave with the tools to develop various life scenarios for yourself – just like a designer tests multiple prototypes. Whether you are a college grad entering the workforce, a forty year-old shifting careers, or a sixty-eight year-old trying to define an encore, never stop asking, “What do I want to be when I grow up?”

-Co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Designing Your Life

-Inaugural Event in the new Staenberg Performance Lab at COCA!

-Part of A Groundbreaking Week at COCA

$60 | Participant

$50 | Non-Profit

$20 | Student

06
Jun
2018

Laumeier Sculpture Park offers an all-ages Walking Tour of the Museum Circle, plus the indoor exhibition (when available), on the first Wednesday of each month. Laumeier tours are interactive and designed to engage participants in the relationship between art and nature. Tours are led by trained Laumeier Docents and last approximately one hour. Participants are advised to dress appropriately for the season and wear comfortable shoes for walking on uneven pathways. Tour meets Wednesday, June 6, at 10:30 a.m. at the Visitor Center in the Aronson Fine Arts Center at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. $5, ages 4 and up; Laumeier Members and ages 3 and under are free. On-site sales only. Call 314.615.5278 or visit www.laumeier.org for more information.

06
Jun
2018

Tee off at the Sheldon Art Galleries this summer at “Golf the Galleries,” a playable, artist-designed, nine-hole mini golf installation! The family-friendly, accessible course will combine visual arts with the fun of mini golf to create a truly unique experience.

 

The unique mini golf holes are designed by St. Louis artists, architects and design firms, including:

 

Maker-Sponsors:

Arcturis

Cannon Design

SWITCH 

World Chess Hall of Fame

 

Individual artists and teams:

Gray for Scale

Charles Houska

Justin King

Natalie Pinson

B.J. Vogt

 

Sponsored by: U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management and U.S. Bank FlexPerk Rewards

 

Hole Sponsors include Dwyer Brown, Kennelwood Pet Resorts, Mary Ann and Richard Shaw, Mary Ann and Andrew Srenco and Ted Wight 

 

Viewing the golf exhibit is free.

 

Fees to play the course are:

$10 adult / $6 child

Sheldon Members, and U.S. Bank cardmembers paying with their credit card: $8 adult / $4 child.

Tickets are available in person at The Sheldon Gift Shop during Golf the Galleries hours.

06
Jun
2018

06-06-2018

Building on the success of last year's Solarize Madison County / Glen Carbon, we are pleased to announce the launch of Solarize Metro East! This solar group buy program is available to property owners in both Madison County and St. Clair, Illinois!

06
Jun
2018

06-06-2018

Members of the Saint Louis Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) annually volunteer and organize this fun bowling party to raise money for highly endangered rhinos in the wild. 

Your $25 donation gets you unlimited bowling, a shoe rental and a T-shirt. (Supplies are limited—you must register at stlaazk.org by May 13 to guarantee your T-shirt size.)

06
Jun
2018

06-06-2018

Fin and Euba inhabit a suffocating world. Big dreams, small town prospects. As is their ritual, they sit out on the porch this late Autumn night, watching the cars go by... drinking, bitching, and planning their escape.

06
Jun
2018

06-06-2018

Weekly poetry open mic at The Legendary Palomino Lounge.

06
Jun
2018

Last seen at STAGES in its 1987 Inaugural season, I DO! I DO! returns to steal your heart with the poignant and all-too-true story of 50 years in the married lives of Michael and Agnes. Beginning in 1895 and ending half a century later, this two character musical version of the Tony Award Winning Best Play, THE FOURPOSTER, offers its audience a frank look at the miracle of married life as Michael and Agnes experience childbirth, parenthood, and their advancing years together.

06
Jun
2018

06-06-2018

Come one, come all to Cirque du SLLAW!

 

Join the St. Louis Lady Arm Wrestlers for a circus spectacular of arm wrestling! Meet us under The Heavy Anchor big top at 8 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m., with special guest SoulFlow, the hula hooping sensation! $10 at the door, with all proceeds benefiting S.H.E.R.A.H. (Sisters Helping Each Other Reach A Higher Height), creating safe spaces and support for women & girls of color. Visit http://www.sherahmovement.com for more information.

 

http://www.sllaw.org/

 

https://www.facebook.com/CLAWSTL/